Reaction to Lead Ammo Ban in Calif.

Oct 14, 2013 7:31 PM

Assembly Bill 711 was signed Friday--banning the use of lead bullets in California.

At the Sportsman’s Den in Chico, they already have a difficult time keeping ammunition on their shelves. And this new law may make it even more difficult to do so.

“Already ammo is had to come by,” said Sportsman’s Den manager Jared Port. “Your non-toxic loads are your higher-end loads and they are even harder to come by.”

Local gun owners at the Clay Pits Shooting Range in Oroville say firearm laws are raising the price of ammunition. In an effort to cut costs, they have started taking matters into their own hands.

“With the availability of ammo it’s put us in a position to start making our own,” said Yuba City gun owner Stewart Gibbs. “We can make it cheaper and we don't have to go buy all the lead bans.”

This law will be effective as soon as practicable, but no later than July 1, 2019.


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